include the Defense Intelligence Agency Red Team Bio-Chem 2020, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, the NAS Committee for Research with Russian Biological Institutes (chair), the NAS Committee on International Security and Arms Control, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, and the recently decommissioned Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Dr. Franz holds an adjunct appointment as professor for the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. He also holds an adjunct appointment as professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Franz serves as a senior fellow in the Combating Terrorism Center of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Franz holds a D.V.M. from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in physiology from Baylor College of Medicine.


James Lepkowski is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research, where he conducts survey methodology research and directs the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques. He is a member of the faculty of the Joint University of Maryland–University of Michigan Program in Survey Methods, and is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lepkowski received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1980. Since that time, he has worked at the Institute for Social Research designing, conducting, analyzing, and evaluating a variety of survey samples, including area probability and telephone samples of households. The substantive content of most of this work has been health or conditions that occur infrequently in the population. Dr. Lepkowski also has conducted investigations into a wide variety of survey methodology problems, including the design of telephone samples for households in the United States, the behavior of analytical statistics when the data are obtained from complex sample surveys, imputation methods to compensate for item missing data in surveys, weighting to compensate for unit nonresponse, and the interaction between interviewer and respondent in the survey interview. He has served on a variety of national and international advisory committees on survey research methods, including service to the World Health Organization, the National Center for Health Statistics, the Food and Drug Administration, the Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other federal statistical agencies. He is an active member of the American Statistical Association, serving in various offices in the Survey Research Methods Section and on association committees, is a fellow of the association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.



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